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A$ap rocky and rihanna in nyc at mercer prince party via 360 Magazine

ASAP ROCKY × MERCER + PRINCE

Friday September 9 btw 11pm-2am in NYC, Mercer + Prince kicked off fashion week in New York with Mercer + Party a night of whiskey and music hosted by A$AP Rocky

Living between the intersection of art and culture, Mercer + Prince embraces the cutting-edge style and sophisticated taste of co-founder A$AP Rocky with a focus on celebrating creativity in all forms. Mercer + Party exists to bring this lifestyle into fruition. 

The evening was full of impromptu performances and unforgettable moments, starting with a surprise performance by Thottwat. The night continued with music by Iceywat and A$Ap Lou. Additional guests: Rihanna, Tremaine Emory, 40oz Van.

ABOUT MERCER + PRINCE

Born at the intersection of art and culture, Mercer + Prince is a Canadian whisky that is defying the traditional rules surrounding the whisky industry through co-founder A$AP Rocky’s cutting-edge style and sophisticated taste. Distilled, aged, and blended in Canada complemented by a minimum of 4 years aging in American White Oak barrels, Mercer + Prince has a complex profile driven by fruit, vanilla and caramel balanced with a combination of light and toasted oak, layered with intense hints of baked apple and cinnamon from the Japanese Mizunara oak. Named after A$AP Rocky’s favorite New York City cross streets, Mercer + Prince is for cultural tastemakers that push boundaries consistently. Mercer + Prince’s artistic yet functional design is created to stand out on any surface, with two cups built in yet hidden to the naked eye. Consumers can immediately open the bottle and pour a drink for themselves and a friend, celebrating creativity in all forms. Mercer + Prince will be available in retail this summer at the suggested retail price of $29.99. 

To learn about Mercer + Prince, follow @mercerandprince on Instagram or visit HERE.

Images courtesy of Mercer + Prince.

Kendall Jenner via Chris Cols for use by 360 Magazine

Kendall Jenner × Messika

Kendall Jenner and Messika reunite in a new solar inspired campaign signalling signs of freedom.

Kendall Jenner and Valérie Messika met in the South of France to shoot the Maison’s new campaign by Chris Colls.

Valérie Messika has always loved the dynamism of fashion. Her jewels bear witness to this every season; inspiring new styles thanks to the easy-to-wear diamond, which is ever more modern and innovative. True to her instinct to find a personality and figure who is best representative of the Messika woman, the designer had set her sights on Kendall Jenner as her new muse, who infuses the new campaign and collections with an unparalleled energy and radiance.

Kendall Jenner’s modelling career began at the age of 14, when appearing on the cover of Teen Vogue in 2010. Following which, she was almost immediately shot to stardom as one of the most sought after faces across the most cutting-edge catwalks. Dubbed as the “fashion icon of the decade” in 2017, Kendall remains in demand by all the leading fashion houses. In her element with Messika jewelry, that she wears both for runway shows as well as in her private life, the model embodies the Messika woman through her effortless sensibilities, her unadulterated freedom, and her modernity.

The photographs merge Kendal Jenner’s elegant figure with the natural infinite effect of the landscape. Capturing the immensity of the sea joining the sky, each image is a manifesto of freedom. That of a young woman in an iridescent blue lamé swimsuit or jacket taking a break in the clear water or running across crisp white sand. Whatever her choice, her attitude reflects her brilliance. Between athleisure and performance, her outfits have the energy of a woman well in her life, in her time and of the moment, whose body and mind are in perfect harmony. In control of her own destiny, she represents today’s alpha woman.

To capture the essence of this liberated spirit, Australian photographer Chris Colls combines the aesthetics of a fashion photograph with moving elements for a multi-degree approach, like Messika jewelry, reflective of dual femininity. Accumulations of jewels stacked across the fingers, wrists, decolletage and neck dance in reflections of sunlight and give rhythm to the look, while Kendall, with her eyes fixed on the lens, is alluring and magnetic.

Through this campaign, the Maison reconfirms its bond with women. Ensuring fluidity in the ability to live every moment as decided, Messika jewelry is easy to wear and to combine. Through every piece, a sole ambition is shared: to encourage confidence in feeling ever free.

“I wanted to illustrate a subtle alliance between grace and strength and capture an image of an alpha woman with a mysterious and hypnotic aura; and Kendall perfectly embodied that for me.” – Valérie Messika

“I was very happy to be chosen by Messika for its new campaign because I really like the spirit of this brand which merges glamour and Parisian chic in its jewelry. The shoot went very smoothly: I immediately identified with this young woman full of energy who lives her life as she has decided.” – Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner Messika Jewelry campaign shot for Chris Colls featured inside 360 MAGAZINE.

*Photos by Chris Colls

Social via Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

ASAP NAST × Reebok

Reebok and rap-fashion icon A$AP NAST’s NST2 brand have officially announced their second collaboration: a colorful, yet technical, take on Reebok’s Zig Kinetica II Edge, a new silhouette exploring the space between natural and developed worlds. The unisex A$AP Nast x Reebok Zig Kinetica II Edge ($150, GY5805) is available exclusively from Reebok beginning November 26 before receiving a wider global release on November 27 via select retailers.

Dressed in Vector red, core black and regal purple blocking with pops of yellow across the upper, A$AP Nast’s take on the utilitarian Zig Kinetica II Edge expresses his love for color and technical performance. Also made clear by the shoe is Nast’s passion for style and design emblematic of a modern movement in rap. “You kinda have to have the full package to make it now,” explains Nast. “People don’t wanna listen to rappers who don’t have good style.”

Key design elements include:

  • Textile base upper with stitch overlays and rubberized grid print.
  • ‘Ghost camo’ aesthetic reinterpreted through asymmetrical eye stay layout. 
  • Floatride Fuel midsole paired with Zig Energy Shell provides cushioning and stability.
  • Floatride Energy forefoot for enhanced underfoot cushioning.
  • Made from 30% minimum pre-consumer recycled content, the Vibram Ecostep lugged outsole is abrasion-resisting and ensures grip and foot protection.

In 2020, Reebok’s Zig Kinetica ushered in a new era for its historic ZigTech of the 2010’s. Fast forward to fall 2021 and Reebok revealed the franchise’s latest with a new iteration of Zig Kinetica II featuring Vibram Ecostep technology–the Zig Kinetica II Edge–showcasing the brand’s overbuilt design DNA with functionality at its core. The shoe’s versatile blend of technical and creative–classic and contemporary–paired with Nast’s outside-the-box disposition toward style and music, makes it an ideal fit for this story.  

The unisex A$AP Nast x Reebok Zig Kinetica II Edge ($150, GY5805) is available exclusively from Reebok beginning November 26 before receiving a wider global release on November 27 via select retailers.

About A$AP NAST

A$AP Nast is one of the best-known members of A$AP Mob, a popular hip-hop group which also counts A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg as part of its crew. Nast, while being a hip-hop artist first and foremost, is also easily the best-dressed member of the collective.” – GQ Magazine.

September 2020, Reebok has collaboration with A$AP Nast on Reebok’s “Write Your Legacy” campaign which debuted in honor of the all-new Classic Leather Legacy.

About Reebok

Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Boston, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming that enable movement so people can fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit–whether it’s functional training, running, combat training, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market.

ComplexCon is Back!

By: Krishan Narsinghani

ComplexCon returns to Long Beach, CA this November 6-7 for two unforgettable days of shopping, performances, drops, food and reconnecting safely.

ComplexCon is the largest pop culture festival and exhibition in the world! A place that brings together music, lifestyle, art, sports, innovation, activism, and education. The two-day festival is the epicenter for tens of thousands of the world’s most active, influential, and engaged individuals. Guests in attendance will be able to shop hundreds of exclusive releases from the most sought after brands such as, Adidas, Kerwin Frosts, and Hello Kitty.

This year’s hosts are J Balvin and Kristen Noel Crawley, and the weekend will close with a live performance by ASAP Rocky

Over the weekend there will be in-depth conversations led by influencers and celebrities, art exhibits, food, brand activations, interactive technology, and much more. 

ComplexCon is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together creators and audiences to celebrate culture, spark creativity, and foster community. We look forward to having you here.  

ComplexCon 2021 Recap Day 1

Day 1 was led with in-depth conversations, led by influencers and celebrities, art exhibits, food, brand activations, interactive technology, and much more. The day featured appearances by celebrities such as J Balvin, Lil Yachty and Gunna. Crowds flooded the floor for DJ sets by Zack Bia, Kitty Cash and Siobhan Bell. 

Adidas had an impactful start to the weekend with multiple activations and giveaways on the floor with top brands and talent. Adidas in collaboration with Prada constructed a interactive cube, which they are raffling off 10 pairs of their Adidas x Prada Re-Nylon. The multi-hyphenate talent Kerwin Frost, who has created “Kerwin’s Castle,” had a slew of celebrity appearances and raffle giveaways. 

J Balvin at ComplexCon covered by 360 MAGAZINE photographed by Armen Kelechian
Photographed by: Armen Kelechian

ComplexCon 2021 Recap Day 2

Day two of ComplexCon was nothing short of entertaining. With appearances from former NBA star, Dwayne Wade (at Lining), podcast sessions, a lagoon of food trucks and more. 

Hip-hop artist, Trinidad James, promoted his shoe collection in collaboration with Saucony. His brand Hommewrk is also spotlighted alongside the new crimson painted sneaker. Streetwear brand Babylon hosted a roulette table for attendees to play on in addition to a slot machine and pinwheel for prizes. Hello Kitty seemed to have a large presence at the event with multiple carnival inspired attractions including a ferris wheel perfect for a Fall day.

A$AP Rocky performed his iconic debut album LIVE. LOVE. A$AP for the first time, celebrating ten years since its release, as well as recent hits. With Rihanna cheering him on next to the stage, Rocky closed out the convention reminiscing through his career over the years and climbing a twenty-five foot pillar to top it off. 

Full lineup.

Hello Kitty

Top Performances of 2019’s Coachella Weekend 2

By Michelle Pisnoy

Stimulating music, giant art installations, over-the-top outfits, gourmet food, and more. These are all the things that make up the Coachella Music Festival. Coachella has a reputation for hosting a vast number of influencers and celebs, as well as music lovers that come from all over to enjoy the magic the festival has to offer. Here are our top 5 performances of 2019’s Coachella Weekend 2:

At number 1, we have Billie Eilish. At just 17 years old, Eilish has risen to the top of the charts, winning the hearts of the young and old. She moved the crowd with her eerie electronic beats and dark visuals. Her set opened with the popular song “Bad Guy”, which had fans screaming every lyric while jumping to the beat. Billie encouraged everyone to be in the moment while she performed and then took a moment to admire her adoring fans.

Next, was Tame Impala’s hypnotizing set. The stage was packed with fans waiting to hear the melodic charm and relaxing music Tame Impala had to offer. The visuals on the screen were psychedelic and took a trip through Tame Impala’s consciousness. As the crowd was vibing and swaying to every song, surprise guest A$AP Rocky jumped on stage to perform his song “LSD” and “Sundress”. The set did not end until their most famous song “The Less I Know the Better” re-energized the crowd.

From his now-trademarked dance moves to his incredible vocals, Childish Gambino’s headlining spot was clearly deserved. Gambino moved through the crowd, and even took a selfie with one lucky fan. He encouraged fans to get off of their phones and enjoy the experience, but didn’t make seem to make an effect on the crowd of cellphones recording his every move. Although Gambino didn’t bring out any surprise guests, Chance the Rapper made a quick cameo on stage.

Coachella should be renamed Arichella after Ariana hit the stage Sunday. The crowd for Grande stretched throughout the whole polo field. Some fans were waiting the entire day for the Queen of Pop to arrive. Although Grande returned to weekend 2 with significantly fewer surprise guests, she brought out a guest that would top all of the weekend 1 surprises. After a two-year break from performing on stage, Justin Bieber surprised fans with hit song “Sorry”. The energy of the festival completely changed. The crowd was dancing and singing, a few with tears in their eyes.

Lastly, Kanye brought his infamous Sunday Service to Coachella for Easter. The festival set up a completely new stage on the campgrounds, including a man-made mountain for his 9 am service. Fans showed up to the hillside as early as 6 am in the hopes of seeing Kanye. A powerful choir uplifted the festival goers as Kanye stood on a pedestal for all to see. Also spotted were the Kardashians and Jenners dancing along to his service. Special guests such as Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper and Teyana Taylor all took part in the glorious moment.

Some might say that Weekend 1 was far better than Weekend 2, but what I say back is, did you see Justin Bieber and Kanye West? All in all, Coachella is a magical experience no matter what weekend you attend.

Teyana Taylor Debuts Self-Directed Video

TEYANA TAYLOR DEBUTS STAR-STUDDED, SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “ISSUES/HOLD ON”

Guest stars include ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, Tyler The Creator, Kristen Crawley and Lori Harvey

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Listen to K.T.S.E.  HERE

XXXTENTACION’S ESTATE LAUNCHES ANIMATOR CONTEST

Today, Bad Vibes Forever and EMPIRE launches an animated video contest for XXXTentacion’s latest single “BAD.” At 5pm PT, fans may visit his official site to choose one of seven animators to bring the music video to life. As XXXTentacion was a lifelong animation fanatic, the contest holds a special significance to the estate and his memory.

Speaking to that passion, seven animators—some of whom the artist professed his fandom for—contributed 15-second clips of which fans may view and cast votes in support of. Voting goes live on the site at 5pm PT. Watch the clips and vote now!

At the close of polling on November 19, the winner will receive $10,000 to deliver the full-length animated visual hosted on the official XXXTentacion YouTube page. Speaking to his global renown, these animators—Gabriel ChaignonDarin VartanianJay KzapaAnhia SantanaAyan IssinDugan Warmoth, and Tristan Zammit—represent nearly every corner of the globe, ranging from Ohio to Kazakhstan.

These artists have notably worked on projects for everyone from alt-J, Wiz Khalifa, and Famous Dex to French Montana, A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, and more. They were honored to contribute to “BAD” and X’s legacy and addressed his mysterious and metaphysical leanings by crafting dark, thought-provoking, and pure art.

You can find detailed statements from the respective artists about their clips enclosed below.

Bad” heralds the release of his anxiously awaited first official posthumous album, SKINS—arriving Friday, December 7 via the newly erupted partnership between his own imprint Bad Vibes Forever and EMPIRE. Notably, EMPIRE—headed by Ghazi Shami—ignited the explosion of his 2017 debut 17, which bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and went RIAA platinum. Pre-order the album here and receive a free download of “BAD.”

Upon impacting Friday, “BAD” trended worldwide at #1 and scored over 40 million cumulative streams. It also ignited a flurry of internet chatter and critical praise. XXL claimed, “The brief banger is a snapshot of what we can expect from the rapper’s *Skins* album,” while HotNewHipHop enthused, X’s syrupy vocals melt over the hypnotic drums.” Billboard highlighted the “crooning in hopes of luring the attention of his love interest.”

There’s no good without bad, or bad without good. Skins marks the next evolution of XXXTentacion and his most powerful, poetic, and personal expression yet

Be prepared for more soon!

XXXTentacion remains the voice of his generation. His second album, ?, bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, went platinum, yielded 5.2 billion global streams, and achieved sales of 3.2 million global equivalent albums. Among its stacked track listing, the record boasted “SAD!” (4x-platinum), “MOONLIGHT” (2x-platinum), and “CHANGES”(2x-platinum). In 2018, the BET Hip Hop Awards crowned him “Best New Hip Hop Artist” as 17 earned “Favorite Album – Soul/R&B” at the American Music Awards. He can count Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, and Academy® Award winner Jamie Foxx amongst his supporters and admirers as well. His influence and impact only continue to grow.

Famous Dex Drops New Single “Nervous”

Famous Dex kicks off the fall with his newest single, “Nervous” featuring hip-hop heavy weights, Lil Baby, Rich the Kid, and Jay Critch. The high energy record is produced by Take A Daytrip, one of the producers for Sheck Wes’s viral “Mo Bamba” record.

“Nervous” comes shortly after the TRL premiere of Dex’s “Light” music video featuring Drax Project. Earlier this year the Chicago artist released his debut album, Dex Meets Dexter, which included the smash hit records, “Pick It Up” and “Japan,” both of records have gone platinum in the U.S. Appearances on the album include: A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, and Diplo.

Dev09 Debuts “Oh Shit”

Dark, brooding and somber, 21 year old Dev09 arrives with her alterna-pop cut, “Oh Shit,” premiering on NYLON who deemed it a “sick new track.”

With lyrics spiralling through an rnb-infused bass line that is tangled over a re-worked guitar riff, the song is about “disassociation,” and explores her own personal journey with addiction and struggles with mental health. She went on to explain to NYLON how the song speaks of “isolating yourself from everyone, so you don’t have to deal with the pain you’re causing them when you hurt yourself, because that shit gets to be unbearable. [It] just sort of takes you through blurry moments of my life, from the time I had seizures in front of my parents at home, to driving off oxys, to getting locked into hospital rooms and being forced into residential treatment.” The release follows the genre-bending and stripped-down, “Bored“, which was her first release in 3 years.

It’s always been about music. Born in South Bend, Indiana, the 21-year old Dev09 sang before she could talk. Sing-alongs to Frank Sinatra on car rides, to Verdi at dinner, and to all of the Nina Simone and Wilco, New Order, Nirvana, English Beat, Libertines, and Charlie Parker that played when her mom was cooking are among Dev’s best childhood memories. Her favorite toy was a microphone. A decade of cello lessons began at age three.

Trading her cello for a guitar in middle school, things changed for Dev even as they stayed the same. A$AP Rocky replaced Sinatra, but Dev kept writing and singing. Excited by new hip hop idols, she reached beyond Indiana for collaborators without ever leaving South Bend. In fact – she tweeted at A$AP Yams, the founder of the A$AP Mob, how many retweets she would need for him to escort her to senior prom. His response, “1K boo” is now one of her several tattoos. Unfortunately, Yams died shortly after their exchange, but the experience connected the teen vocalist with A$AP Ferg’s producer, Stelios Phili.

Dev collaborated long distance with Phili, and released her breakout single, “You Made Me.” Called “sparse and stylish,” this mashup of hip hop and club pop was named one of 2015’s best songs by Pigeons and Planes.

Seizing the moment, Dev followed the success of “You Made Me” with a move to Los Angeles—a fast and furious beginning cut short by her bi-polar II diagnosis and rehabilitation in 2016. Fully recovered, Dev signed with 300 and is already back to doing what she loves. Her forthcoming EP sees Dev navigate her journey with mental health – touching on things like addiction.

Famous Dex drops In The Bank With Youngboy Never Broke Again

Famous Dex & YoungBoy Never Broke Again Link Up for “In The Bank”

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Hip-hop’s most exciting newcomers, Famous Dex and YoungBoy Never Broke Again came together for a hot new record, “In The Bank.” The energetic track is an undeniable club banger, sure to please both artists’ fan bases. “In The Bank” comes shortly after Dex dropped some incredible visuals his Billboard topping single, “Pick It Up Ft. A$AP Rocky,” which is also RIAA certified Gold and has a total of 100+ million streams. It’s clear that the animated rapper is on a roll with head turning records and surprise collaborations. Take a listen to Famous Dex’s “Money In The Bank” below!

Listen to “In The Bank Ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again”: http://ffm.to/inthebank

Watch & Share the Lyric Video: http://youtu.be/898t6Cpo8mU

Famous Dex’s “Pick It Up Ft. A$AP Rocky”: http://youtu.be/X6SaVOLRcF4

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